À eux -vs- aux eux

À eux -vs- aux eux

Bonjour, I was surprised to see "Je pense à eux." in this lesson. Should it not be "aux eux" ? The other day I was chatting online with a French native, and when I wrote "dit bonjour à eux" he corrected me, saying to use "aux". Merci !
Asked 9 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Kathy, You would *never* say "aux eux" which is equivalent to saying "to/about the them." I don't know why your friend corrected you, but he was mistaken.
Yes, makes sense. Strange... I will corner him on this one next time we chat :) Merci Laura !
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Actually Kathy, to say "Say hi to them" in French, you'll say "Dis-leur bonjour (de ma part)" ;) That might be what your friend told you...
Yes, it seems we got our wires crossed. He agreed that "à eux" is very wrong! One would use "dis-leur bonjour". Merci à vous deux !
Sorry... I meant it was wrong to use "aux eux". Ok enough from me!
The question of when to use soi and/or soi-même hasn't been addressed.

À eux -vs- aux eux

Bonjour, I was surprised to see "Je pense à eux." in this lesson. Should it not be "aux eux" ? The other day I was chatting online with a French native, and when I wrote "dit bonjour à eux" he corrected me, saying to use "aux". Merci !

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